Creators & Publishers
Atlantic-Little Brown Books
This book grew out of a supplement to the Atlantic Monthly in November 1965. The articles consider the experiences of students and professors and the functions of a university. The period was notable for student activism, more noticeable involvement in sex and drugs and subject to inertia.
Professors had better working conditions than a decade earlier, but were still under pressure to publish or perish. They were also concerned about academic freedom.
On the functions of a university, opinions included doubts whether students learn anything useful, concerns about the professionalization of college athletics, the need to admit more negro students.
Index and bibliography.